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Magnitsky Act mastermind seeks to stop Cyprus from revealing his offshore assets to Russia

A group of MEPs have urged Cyprian authorities not to cooperate with Russia on an inquiry against the man behind the Magnitsky Act, William Browder. Now, a Russian lawyer claims that Browder himself arranged this petition to hide data on his operations. Browder, a US-born British investor and the founder of Hermitage Capital Management, fears that his fraudulent investment schemes ...

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Putting a $70mn price tag on friendship: Ukraine seeks to sell cultural center in Moscow

Published time: 14 Nov, 2017 14:54 A group of Ukrainian lawmakers are lobbying to repeal a treaty with Russia governing information and cultural centers, which would allow the Kiev government to sell its cultural-center building in Moscow, according to a Russian daily newspaper. Izvestia reported on Tuesday that a number of Ukrainian MPs led by MP Irina Friz have prepared ...

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Trump's Asian trip: ‘Washington seeks to contain China, while avoiding confrontation’

The real priority of US President Donald Trump’s Asian tour could be forming a coalition to contain China, Andrew Leung, an expert on China, told RT. He added that the US leader does not want to openly “confront” Beijing. Trump arrived in Japan on Sunday as he started his 12-day Asian tour, the longest for an American president in over ...

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NYPD finds Weinstein rape allegation ‘credible’, seeks warrant – reports

Published time: 3 Nov, 2017 20:34 Edited time: 3 Nov, 2017 20:53 New York City Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce has said that a 2010 rape allegation against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein is “credible.” Paz de la Huerta, an actress best known for her role in HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire,” was interviewed by detectives who corroborated parts of her allegations, Boyce ...

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Poland seeks to ban Ukrainians with 'anti-Polish views'

Poland, Ukraine’s closest European neighbor and the destination for many crisis-hit Ukrainians in search of jobs, wants to ban those that exhibit “anti-Polish views,” Polish FM Witold Waszczykowski said. Speaking to state-run TVP1 broadcaster on Thursday, Waszczykowski said Poland will not let go of bitter historic issues like the slaughter of Poles by the Ukrainian SS Galicia division, even for ...

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US files terrorism charges against NYC attacker, seeks 2nd Uzbek man

Published time: 1 Nov, 2017 21:10 Edited time: 1 Nov, 2017 21:51 Sayfullo Saipov has been charged with providing material support and resources to the Islamic State terrorist group, in connection with the truck attack in Manhattan that killed eight people, according to Reuters. A second Uzbek man is also being sought in relation to the attack. Saipov, 29, was ...

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ACLU seeks to represent American ISIS fighter captured in Syria

Published time: 31 Oct, 2017 16:24 The US government is opposed to the American Civil Liberty Union’s request to represent an American detained in Syria who allegedly fought alongside Islamic State militants. The unnamed US citizen is being held without charges or access to an attorney. Government attorneys filed a response to the ACLU on Monday, after the civil rights ...

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Paint it black: Japanese student seeks $20K after school forced her to dye hair

Published time: 27 Oct, 2017 15:46 An 18-year-old student has lodged a complaint with a Japanese court after her high school forced her to dye her brown hair black under faculty rules. The girl’s repeated attempts at changing her hair color were reportedly not enough for the school. The teen from Habikino city in Osaka prefecture is suing local authorities ...

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Bipartisan bill seeks to regulate political ads on Facebook, Twitter and Google

A new bipartisan bill known as the Honest Ads Act is the first major attempt to regulate online platforms that sell ads with rules akin to those that apply to more traditional advertising on TV, radio and in print. The bill, introduced today by Democratic Senators Mark Warner and Amy Klobuchar, with a bipartisan boost from Republican Senator John McCain, ...

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Bipartisan bill seeks to regulate political ads on Facebook, Twitter and Google

A new bipartisan bill known as the Honest Ads Act is the first major attempt to regulate online platforms that sell ads with rules akin to those that apply to more traditional advertising on TV, radio and in print. The bill, introduced today by Democratic Senators Mark Warner and Amy Klobuchar, with a bipartisan boost from Republican Senator John McCain, ...

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